Asked in Bankruptcy for Washington

Q: Is a personal injury settlement exempt from Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the State of Washington?

I filled chapter 7 with my spouse and the 341 hearing is tomorrow. My personal injury case is not settled yet. Is it correct that, under both federal and Washington State exemptions, that a personal injury settlement is exempt up to $21,000?

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Andrew Bresalier
Andrew Bresalier

A: A: Generally, if a Defendant in a PI case files for Bky, the Plaintiff files a Motion for Relief from Stay, so they can proceed against the Insurance Company; however, if the accident was relating to a DUI, the matter will not be discharged.

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